Category Archives: Music
Sun, Jun 16, 2013 | 22:55 BST
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 | 00:54 BST
Just Dance 2014 is really, truly a thing, Ubisoft confirmed today; a thing nobody anywhere doubted, especially after it leaked onto the Xbox Live Marketplace yesterday. It’s coming in October for “all platforms”, putting paid to theories it might be a Kinect exclusive. We’re gonna hazard a guess at PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360 and await confirmation of other platforms. A trailer is below.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 | 01:25 BST
Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains was the first on stage at Ubisoft’s E3 2013 presentation to talk about Rocksmith 2014 Edition. The musician was seen issuing voice commands to use Session Mode, a new feature, allowing him to load up a virtual band and play along with them. Rocksmith 2014 Edition is due in October. Alice in Chains will be featured on the tracklist. A trailer and Session Mode demo are available below, along with more details.
Tue, Jun 04, 2013 | 17:54 BST
A national study by the Research Strategy Group, has found Rocksmith is “the fastest way to learn how to play the guitar.
Tue, Jun 04, 2013 | 14:24 BST
Harmonix has announced Fantasia: Music Evolved for Kinect on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. In it, players will become the new apprentice of the sorcerer Yen Sid in Disney’s Fantasia.
Tue, May 28, 2013 | 16:02 BST
Dance Central DLC is on sale this week through June 3. As noted last week during the usual Xbox Live content update, the sale contains tracks from Pibull, Lady Gaga, Usher, and even packs are on sale featuring various artists. You can look over the entire list of tracks on sale and prices through the Dance Central blog.
Fri, May 17, 2013 | 18:25 BST
In more The Last of Us news, the game’s soundtrack is heading to Sony’s Music Unlimited. It will be made available in a “few weeks,” meaning you should probably expect it when the game releases. To get a taste of what to expect, Naughty Dog has released a video featuring Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla who created the soundtrack. It’s the first time the composer has worked on a video game, and you can get an idea of what his process was like below. The Last of Us is out worldwide on June 14.
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 11:20 BST
Rare composer Grant Kirkhope has released all of his soundtracks – for games spanning Banjo Kazooie and Perfect Dark – on a ‘pay what you like’ basis.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 03:06 BST
The composer best known among gamers for his work on Rare games is behind the score for the new Castle of Illusion remake.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 10:36 BST
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is the all-Zelda orchestral concert that toured across the world last year. Well, it’s back from June 6, so if you missed it the first time you should get involved this year.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 15:03 BST
Bioshock 2 lead designer Zak McClendon has jumped ship for Harmonix as Design Director, according to his online CV. The Rock Band studio appears to be gearing up towards something massive, if recent rumours are to be believed.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 06:11 BST
Namco Bandai has released localised versions of three of its popular Idolm@ster games for iDevice. Rhythmic Record, Melodic Disc and Harmonic Score are ports of the Shiny Fest PSP games, and are available now from the App Store for $55 each. Each one contains an original animated feature, different idols, and free downloadable tunes, and weighs in at a hefty couple of GB each.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 | 20:45 BST
Free songs are available this week through Karaoke for Xbox 360. All tracks are “in they style of”, so don’t expect the originals. You can nab karaoke songs from the following artists: Heart, Donna Summer, Michael Jackson, Albert King, and The Mamas and The Papas. Hit up playXBLA for more information.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 23:43 BST
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 was announced for 3DS in the latest issue of Famitsu, according to Siliconera. It’s the follow up to last year’s effort, the first to grace Nintendo’s handheld. Sega has made some noise about potentially localising Hatsune Miku games for the west; the vocaloid has made popular appearances on PlayStation 3 and Vita as well.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 03:02 BST
The soundtrack to Injustice: Gods Among Us will launch alongside the PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360 fighter this week. The album will go for $10 via digital retailers, and will turn up on CD in the US on April 23, for $12. You can peruse the track list; check out one featured track, THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT by AWOLNATION; and listen to the game’s main theme through the break. NetherRealm’s latyest arrives on April 16 in the US; April 17 in Australia; and April 19 in Europe.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 05:48 BST
Rockstar Games has helpfully collated music featured on the soundtracks of Grand Theft Auto 3, GTA 4, Vice City, San Andreas, Liberty City Stories, Vice City Stories and Chinatown Wars as Spotify channels. The ads and DJ banter are unfortunately not included, and not every track is available yet, but you cna take your pick from across the dials via Rockstar Newsire.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 | 10:11 BST
eJay Pure developer Wired Productions has added a free 8-bit chiptune samples pack to its Kickstarter campaign. Whether you back the project or not, they can be yours ahead of the game’s eventual release on iOS and Android later this year.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 11:55 BST
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 00:40 BST
Harmonix has warned that some downloadable tracks may disappear from the Rock Band store as long-standing license agreements expire, with some Metallica tracks already pulled.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 10:47 BST
Final Fantasy & The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim have placed in the top five of UK radio station Classic FM’s ‘Hall of Fame’ list.